A woman at work wanna know where she can take pole dancing lesson for fitness purpose. So I wonder if anybody out there know any place that offer this kind of lesson. And she dont mind to pay for one to one lesson either so if you offer this kind of service or know anybody that do, please let me know. Surely you'll put a smile on certain lady out there!
I have but recently arrived in Vietnam and know little of Vietnamese culture.
I have applied for a job at what I believe to be one of the better outfits in Hanoi. I was bewildered to find that despite more than thirty years of verified, referenced experience teaching TOEIC for major Japanese companies, a BA and and MA, CELTA and teacher registration in my home country, I was asked to do a demo lesson. I found this a bit over the top and refused as gracefully as possible. My question is, am I alone in thinking it reasonable that at least a modicum of 'professional' courtesy is a good thing ? Again, I may be guilty of some basic cultural misunderstanding here but is this kind of amateur behavior typical of Vietnam, or just Hanoi in general ? Thank God I wasn't applying for a surgical posi...
I'm returning to HN soon and have read that Hanoians are big fans of Orbit gums. The problem is I can't find them in the country that I currently stay, and wondered if there are any other things that can substitute them. Anybody know what's favored in Hanoi, I'd love to bring them as a token of appreciation to my friends over there!
Anybody else who recently have had problems with Mobifone? Today the strangest thing happened. I called a friend and talked with her some minutes when the call suddenly went quiet (as if the signal was gone) when the sound came back there was a vietnamese man in the other end, not my friend. Quite surprised I hanged up after hearing some 'Alo! Alo! Anh Dang a? ALO!' and called back to my friend. She wasn't redirected to somebody else phone call, but the call was just canceled. This cant be normal?!
I recently ran into a situation where I had no money other than a damaged 500,000 vnd note that was refused at a local restaurant. Should I begin to meticulously examine each note that makes its way into my hands before I use it? Does the bank replace damaged money?
I'll be back in Hanoi soon, and I'd like to avoid spending a high amount of dongs to get to the Hoan Kiem area. I've heard about taxi coupons, and I'd appreciate any information anyone might have on where I could obtain some at the airport? Thanks! :)
Is tay a bad word? (setting myself up here i guess) does it simply mean foreigner, white person or cracker? Or can it be used in varying ways? My wife gets the tay stamp more than i do for some reason. i feel left out, somehow. am i not tay enough for Vietnam? What gives? we scooter by, im driving but its like im not there and they 'tay, tay, tay' one another. clue please.
we would like some suggestions for a gift we would like to give to our landlord for Tet, we want to buy a cherry blossoms tree and a blue pot to go with, is it appropriate? any faux pas we should avoid ? are the hampers supermarkets are selling a better idea ? ... confused. Our landlord is really a gem and we would not like to make a mistake.
I've been invited to a wedding on Monday and would appreciate help on the level of gift I should take (I understand it should be money). It is my housekeeper who is the sister of a very good friend. I want to be generous but not embarrassingly so. Help!
where can i find an older american/european bicycle? i have checked out the old "black market" area but could only find chinese or vietnamese bikes. i know bikes are sold on ba trieu as well, but those wont do... thanks in advance
Hi, Would anyone know where to get a basic small hiking-tent in Hanoi? Are there any shops around that would sell equipment related to hiking at all? (Except the "russian shop".) Or maybe an army-shop, or something, with a tent for a whole division. Thanks
A few months ago my partner and I moved to a small cheap apartment near the lake around Tay Ho. It's good for me as it's very close to work. In the house there are 8 people including the landlord and we are the only foreigners. Unfortunately today we've been informed by our landlord that we have to move within a month, apparently a police officer and someone from the department of Living Management came to say that we need to go as local residents feel we are complicating their lives by being here. That we should be in Foreigner Area with more suitable "living conditions" (as was translated) Now the landlord is a nice, intelligent and switched on young man and I trust him. What he's saying sounds like the truth, So I'm a little hurt actually as I've made an effort to be open and warm...
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